Glamping, camping, backpacking, if you get outside and enjoy some time away we call that a win-win! Across the country are an array of awesome state parks and endless opportunities to get your nature on. If “roughing it” isn’t exactly your idea of a good time, and you have a couple spare dollars, turn to glamping for your next weekend getaway.
Spring time is right around the corner which means camping season is here. Plus, there's patio time for fun neighborhood cook outs, and of course outdoor concerts, festivals and gatherings with delicious summer brews. Salivating yet? We know your calendar will get hectic between social gatherings and work, so we laid out a couple of options to check out in the North Carolina area this year.
Its National Love Your Pet Day! With spring right around the corner, we teamed up with some awesome brands to help you and your furry friend hit the trails! Enter to win a box of goodies from Bark Box, a handmade collar from The Naked Dog Boutique, a leash, waste carrier and treat + ball bag from Alcott Gear and a locally made Blue Ridge Chair Works landing pad to wipe those paws on!
Looking to shake things up in 2018? Making health and wellness resolutions is great, but don’t forget about the space you live in every day. Revamping your living areas can restart your mood and jumpstart some creative ideas. From DIY projects to some feng shui decorating tips, we combined some fun ideas to get you started on the right path!
Hiking and enjoying the outdoors is more than just a hobby for us. It’s a passion. Waiting until the warmer months just isn’t an option! Winter hiking has it’s benefits from the silence of the snow to the less crowded trails and open spaces. Of course, the winter will scare some away, but as long as you are prepared there is no reason to fret!
The New Year rings in some new goals, like rafting a whitewater river, or scaling a high mountain. New goals require new lifestyles, but it is SO COLD! Resist as you might, our bodies crave warm comfort food packed with yummy carbs and savory sugars, even though our mind is telling us to hit the gym and whip up a protein shake. We feel you world! Here are five tasty, satisfying and above all healthy ideas for body and mind.
The best topic for the winter months: how to stay warm. Throughout our years of camping, overlanding, and hanging out by the fire we have learned some new tricks along the way. You can’t tell an outdoorsman/woman to stay indoors when the temperatures drop. Outdoor hobbies fuel our fire and have us looking forward to that weekend adventure no matter what! Simply making some adjustments to fit each season will keep you ready to go and always prepared.
If you are a hiker and a dog owner, you know your 4-legged buddy comes with some challenges whether you are on a day hike or on a weekend adventure. Keeping some basic safety tips in mind before leaving is a great idea to make sure everyone is safe and has a good time.
Love local, buy local. Our hometown of Asheville, NC is leading this charge - along with Austin, TX and Portland, OR - to help encourage shoppers to stay within the neighborhoods and communities. For great reasons too! Here are 5 of our top tips to stay local this holiday season.
Whether you’re on the look out for the perfect holiday gift for the outdoors adventurer in your life, or you're shopping to treat yourself this year, you don't have to look much further than right here in Western Carolina. From climbing equipment, to snuggly sustainable apparel, to new boats, welcome to your home-grown holiday gift guide by the Outdoor Gear Builders!